Focusing on the Birmingham Children's Crusade and the 16th street bombing, Dr. Perry will offer reflections upon the importance of how and why we remember what we remember about the civil rights movement. We must mine deep into the past in order to confront our present adversity. Dr. Imani Perry is a professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and a Law degree from Harvard University Professor Perry is the author of More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States (New York University Press, 2011) and Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop (Duke University Press, 2004) as well as numerous scholarly articles. She has written for the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and Canada's Globe and Mail, and frequently provides radio commentary on a range of social issues.